Top Portuguese Restaurants In Joburg

I went in search of some fab Portuguese restaurants in Joburg for you to try out. Here is my list of the Top Portuguese Restaurants in Joburg!


Nuno’s Portuguese Restaurant  Melville

Situated in Melville, Nuno’s Restaurant is popular spot amongst locals and offers exciting Portuguese dishes that you just have to try! The menu is diverse with a twist of Mediterranean flavours. Be sure to try out the Mozambican Prawn specialty – king or queen prawns drizzled in a light lemon and peri-peri sauce with basmati rice. And, to complement your meal, why not choose something from the variety of Portuguese beer and wine on offer?

Calisto’s Portuguese Restaurant – Gillview And Bedfordview

Take the family out for a great Portuguese meal at Calisto’s. They offer a wide variety of delicious, traditional Portuguese food (specialising in seafood) that is affordable and won’t bust the bank. If you are craving tasty seafood, then be sure to order the Seafood Platter for One.

For more information, visit their website.

La Campana Restaurant  Boksburg

Bringing you cuisine from Portugal, Spain, Greece, Italy and Paris, La Campana is the perfect place if you are looking for some international cuisine to tantalise the tastebuds. The Portuguese Grilled Platter, stacked with a Portuguese peri-peri chicken, eight queen prawns, calamari and beef espetada (medium to rare) served with chips and sautéed potatoes is more than enough to serve a family of four!

For more information, visit their website.

Pigalle – Sandton, Melrose Arch And Bedfordview

Known for being the best when it comes to Portuguese food, Pigalle offers you a great fine dining experience, perfect for a romantic date with that special someone. With divine seafood and great international cuisine, there is something for everyone. The Portuguese Steak is to die for – pan-fried in wine, ruby port and garlic, and topped with a fried egg.

For more information, visit their website.

Adega Do Monge  Kensington

For authentic Portuguese cuisine, a beautiful interior and friendly service, make your way to Adega Do Monge in Kensington. They have a menu filled with a yummy array of mouthwatering options for you to choose from that will leave you feeling spoilt for choice! Don’t forget to try their Mozambican Prawns! And, if you have a shellfish allergy, like me (sigh), then there are other tasty traditional Portuguese dishes for you to choose from!

For more information, visit their website.

Restaurant Parreirinha – La Rochelle

This restaurant is a gem and is definitely worth the visit! Their menu is stacked with loads of traditional Portuguese dishes from Bacalhau na Braza to Bacalhau a Braz. Be sure not to pass up the opportunity to taste their prawn cakes! They also have a good selection of red wines to complete your delicious meal and they also offer a menu of cigars, ranging from Cubans, and American to the Netherlands.

1920 Portuguese Restaurant  Ferndale

This spot is well known among residents and offers tasty and traditional homemade Madeiran specialties at great value for money. The decor is welcoming and homely and will make you feel as if you are part of the family! For the most well-priced prawns in town, order their specialty, LM style Mozambique Prawns served with homemade peri-peri sauce and hand cut chips or rice.

Details: Ferndale Village Shopping Centre, Corner Main Avenue and Oxford Street, Ferndale, Johannesburg

Mozambik – Randpark Ridge

Enjoy mouthwatering Portuguese cuisine at Mozambik with family and friends! You will feel right at home with the relaxed décor and friendly service. Their menu has a great selection of Portuguese (Mozambique style) dishes for you to choose from no matter what you are in the mood for. From peri-peri prawns to beef espetada and trinchado, they have it all! Speaking of trinchado, theirs sounds amazing!

For more information, visit their website.

Eira Moura – Edenvale

If you are looking for the best authentic Portuguese food in Edenvale, then make sure you book a table at Eira Moura. Their menu has an array of traditional dishes to choose from that will delight your tastebuds. The espetada is tender and succulent and their peri-peri chicken is definitely not to be missed!

Details: 72 12th Avenue, Corner Hendrick Potgieter Street, Edenvale

Sabor  Linksfield

Tuck into delicious and authentic Portuguese dishes at Sabor in Linksfield. Try the prawn cakes and the calamari and one thing’s for sure … you won’t be sorry! There is a wide array of options on their menu, which will keep seafood lovers, meat eaters and vegetarians alike happy.

Details: 23 Linksfield Terrace, Linksfield Road, Linksfield, Johannesburg

J’s Diner  Blairgowrie

J’s Diner is a super-affordable, informal and authentic Portuguese restaurant nestled in the heart of Blairgowrie. This unpretentious spot gets pretty packed on weekends which is clearly a sign of the food, don’t you agree? They don’t have a liquor license so you are welcome to bring your own drinks if you’d like.

Details: 53, Conrad Drive, Blairgowrie, Johannesburg.

By Kim Brown
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